August 2, 2015

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Notice to subscribers: No Gazette delivery Tuesday

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Readers, The Gazette will not be delivered to homes today due to press breakdowns that slowed the printing process. A double delivery of today’s and tomorrow’s issues is scheduled for tomorrow. To make up for any inconvenience, The Gazette’s e-Edition is free today. To view the e-Edition, click here and then select “Click to View” Read More…

FirstMerit thief sentenced to jail, must pay $82,505 in restitution

Sharon Zahradnick

A 41-year-old Doylestown woman was ordered Monday to repay $82,505 that she admitted to stealing from 44 customers of FirstMerit Bank while she worked there. In addition to restitution, Medina County Common Pleas Judge Christopher J. Collier ordered Sharon Zahradnick to spend three months in the county jail and to serve five years of probation. Read More…

Bee, honey lovers swarm Medina Library

Tessa Webb hands out Oak Ridge honey and jam samples during the 2015 Bee Festival on Saturday at the Medina Library. Inset above is part of a poster promoting the festival. (NIKKI RHOADES / GAZETTE)

The 2015 Bee Festival at the Medina Library was abuzz with activity Saturday. The event, sponsored by Medina County Beekeepers Association, Friends of Medina County District Library and Honey Hut Ice Cream, drew crowds of people who made bee-themed crafts, tasted different locally produced honeys and ice cream, and browsed booths offering bee-themed products for Read More…

RePlay volunteers seek joy for kids with special needs

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The calendar says it is July and while toys are more associated with Christmastime, a Medina-based volunteer-run nonprofit is adapting toys for children with special needs in Northeast Ohio year-round. RePlay for Kids provides toys to nonprofit organizations in surrounding counties that serve children with disabilities by providing medical, educational or recreational resources. The organization Read More…

Brunswick company refocuses with specialized branches

Philpott Solutions Group President and CEO Michael Baach holds up one of many inactive steel roll dies kept at company headquarters in Brunswick. (LOREN GENSON / GAZETTE)

A Brunswick company is rebranding its name in an effort to better identify itself with markets and clients. Philpott Solutions Group, formerly known as Philpott Rubber, will include four subsidiaries — called Philpott Rubber Co., Philpott Industrial Leasing, Philpott Energy and Transportation and Philpott Industrial Plastics. The company has been in business since 1889 and Read More…

Medina judge denies NEXUS restraining order request

Christopher J. Collier

Loren Genson and Katie Anderson | The Gazette A Medina County judge denied on Friday a request by the NEXUS Gas Transmission company for a temporary restraining order against three local property owners who do not want survey work done on their land. The gas pipeline, proposed by Houston-based Spectra Energy, asked Medina County Common Pleas Read More…

Original ‘Shakespeare in the Square’ cast members return

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The Medina County Show Biz Co. is celebrating its 10th year of Shakespeare in the Square with “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” — a throwback to the company’s first Shakespeare in the Square performance 10 years ago. Performances will be 8 p.m. Aug. 6, 7 and 8. Show director Jennifer Dove told The Gazette on Friday Read More…

French university honors professor

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Dr. George Newkome, of Medina, received an honorary doctorate from the University of Bordeaux for the 20 years of work he has done with scholars at the French university. The award, which he received July 8, recognizes foreign personalities for their contribution to the arts, science, technology or literature. “Dr. Didier Astruc from the University Read More…

Woman recognized for assisting abused children

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Rhonda Wurgler has a job that she can’t take home with her. She’s the executive director of the Children’s Center of Medina County, on Highland Drive, Medina, and works with young children and minors who have endured sex abuse or other forms of neglect. “It’s not a job you can go home and tell your Read More…

Lorain County judge grants NEXUS restraining order

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A Lorain County judge granted a temporary restraining order Wednesday against several property owners who have refused to allow NEXUS gas transmission project surveyors onto their private property. The order prohibits five property owners in Grafton, LaGrange and Oberlin from interfering with NEXUS surveyors who can now enter property for the next 14 days. The Read More…